What is a 'Spiritualist'?

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What is a 'Spiritualist'?

Post by hiorta on Sat May 08, 2010 3:02 pm

A thought from the 'enmore debacle'
As far as I can gather, Spiritualism is one aspect of a Natural Law - that Life is deathless.
Therefore everyone could be said to be 'Spiritualists', whether wittingly so or not.

Our idea of a Spiritualist is one who accepts and agrees with the basic premise that 'we cannot die'.
After this point, Life's majestic road opens before each individual, deepening and expanding Mind and Soul.

So simple, yet unfathomably profound.
Aren't we so fortunate to have such realisation?
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Post by mac on Sat May 08, 2010 6:53 pm

fortunate and privileged - wonder how many lives it took to get to this point? Wink

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Post by tmmw on Sat May 08, 2010 7:27 pm

mac wrote:fortunate and privileged - wonder how many lives it took to get to this point? Wink

only One, "Life is Deathless" Very Happy Wink

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Post by mac on Sat May 08, 2010 8:18 pm

tmmw wrote:
mac wrote:fortunate and privileged - wonder how many lives it took to get to this point? Wink

only One, "Life is Deathless" Very Happy Wink

Laughing

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Re: What is a 'Spiritualist'?

Post by Admin on Sun May 09, 2010 12:53 am

Very Happy
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Post by mac on Sun May 09, 2010 8:30 am

...wonder how many chapters we read before we reached this point in the story...? Wink

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Post by obiwan on Sun May 09, 2010 11:28 pm

I suppose it depends whether you mean Spiritualist or spiritualist. Even if I am ever totally convinced of survival I do not think i would like to be thought of as a Spiritualist from what I have seen so far (saving the presence of those using this forum). Smile

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Re: What is a 'Spiritualist'?

Post by mac on Mon May 10, 2010 7:32 am

Just one reason I use 'Spiritualist' (upper case 'S') to mean someone who subscribes to the ideas found in the science, philosophy and registered UK religion of Spiritualism...

Perhaps when my duck friend ( Wink ) is generally comfortable as in the above example, he may not then be as uncomfortable as he might suppose in being thought of as a Spiritualist..... Very Happy

A few of 'em are kinda OK....

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Post by obiwan on Mon May 10, 2010 9:35 am

LOL agreed Mac Smile

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Re: What is a 'Spiritualist'?

Post by Skye on Wed May 12, 2010 12:53 pm

This thread brought to my mind the question of a person being referred to as a 'Real Spiritualist' or an 'Unreal Spiritualist.' I have been both if labels are anything to go by. I dare say a great many people in Spiritualism have.

Sorry, just thinking out loud and saying absolutely nothing of any value to contribute to the thread.

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Re: What is a 'Spiritualist'?

Post by hemant on Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:53 am

In my opinion Spiritualism is a belief that spirits of the dead have both the ability and the inclination to communicate with the living. The afterlife, or "spirit world", is seen by Spiritualists, not as a static place, but as one in which spirits continue to evolve. There is life after the death.



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Post by mac on Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:40 pm

hemant wrote:In my opinion Spiritualism is a belief that spirits of the dead have both the ability and the inclination to communicate with the living. The afterlife, or "spirit world", is seen by Spiritualists, not as a static place, but as one in which spirits continue to evolve. There is life after the death.



what revelations! Razz Rolling Eyes

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Re: What is a 'Spiritualist'?

Post by Admin on Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:59 pm

Hemant please I know you have come back on here but Stop Quoting things without saying where they come from and in this case to quote Wikipedia of all things.

Such postings are a waste of time and energy. The next ban will be the IP address

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Re: What is a 'Spiritualist'?

Post by mouni on Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:42 am

These are all questions which any serious investigation of Spiritualism must address. The study of Spiritualism and its implications to the matters of the spirit is, truly, a lifelong pursuit. Spiritualism, itself, as a concept of communication between those in the body and those in Spirit, has been a part of the human story for centuries.

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Re: What is a 'Spiritualist'?

Post by hiorta on Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:32 am

To begin any 'serious study of Spiritualism' we cannot start with assumptions - yet these are almost obligatory.
Who are we?
Truly, who are we? Do we really know?
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Post by mac on Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:10 am

mouni wrote:These are all questions which any serious investigation of Spiritualism must address. The study of Spiritualism and its implications to the matters of the spirit is, truly, a lifelong pursuit. Spiritualism, itself, as a concept of communication between those in the body and those in Spirit, has been a part of the human story for centuries.

Any investigation of Spiritualism may be as deep or as shallow as the investigator chooses. There are no questions which must be answered... And as with all matters spiritual we may dip in and out whenever we choose. Smile

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Re: What is a 'Spiritualist'?

Post by Admin on Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:50 am



Sadly I believe we have been revisited by Hemant again.

Mouni to extract to sections from a Spiritualist Churches piece on What is Spiritualism; without revealing the source is totally unacceptable for this forum and will result in a ban. Its even worse when the Rev who wrote it has been jailed on child porn charges and the Church in question leaves all of his work on display, it may, actually be reasonable material but the morality is shot by the severity of the charges involved.

The source is here http://www.fst.org/spirit1.htm the material is in the second paragraph and the fourth paragraph from the end.

These are all questions which any serious investigation of Spiritualism must address. The study of Spiritualism and its implications to the matters of the spirit is, truly, a lifelong pursuit.

Spiritualism, itself, as a concept of communication between those in the body and those in Spirit, has been a part of the human story for centuries.

As I said Mouni, taking grabs from other people's material, without either attribution of the source, or any valid original thought from you is not allowed. You should also ensure that you validate the sources you choose to avoid other problems. This forum was one of the first on the scene, we refuse to try and hide the wrong doings of anyone, just because they claim to be a Spiritualist, once evidential material comes to hand.
http://www.spiritualismlink.com/t956-porn-pastor-pleads-guilty
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Re: What is a 'Spiritualist'?

Post by mac on Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:09 am

Oh dear - why do these individuals keep turning up here? Or anywhere?  Crying or Very sad Rolling Eyes

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Re: What is a 'Spiritualist'?

Post by Admin on Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:10 am

Good question Mac I have no good answer hypnotize (a self portrait of Anton Mesmer Circa 1789)
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Re: What is a 'Spiritualist'?

Post by mac on Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:17 am

After following your link, Jim, I could recall the case. Over 4 years ago now - you've got a good memory!

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Re: What is a 'Spiritualist'?

Post by Admin on Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:24 am

Long term memory still stable Mac may have lost a few gigabyte though. I think it was a pretty awful case. The saddest part is he actually did a reasonable job on all of those written pieces in the FST website but in honesty I would have rewritten them by now and removed the source.

Unfortunately I have a feeling the church may no longer exist so the web site may remain as a sort of time capsule trapped for ever in 2010.
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Re: What is a 'Spiritualist'?

Post by mac on Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:41 am

Admin wrote:Long term memory still stable Mac may have lost a few gigabyte though. I think it was a pretty awful case. The saddest part is he actually did a reasonable job on all of those written pieces in the FST website but in honesty I would have rewritten them by now and removed the source.

Unfortunately I have a feeling the church may no longer exist so the web site may remain as a sort of time capsule trapped for ever in 2010.

The 'Board of Directors' tab seems to confirm your thoughts, Jim - it's a dead link but presumably someone is still paying to keep the website hosted?

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